Author: Barbara

Giving back

I am one of those people who, when presented with a question, will immediately google it. Well, I guess not just any question, but, you know, general knowledge, specific knowledge, how-tos, etc. That kind of stuff. And I have to admit that, over the years, I’ve acquired a lot of knowledge because so many people […]

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3 things I’m thankful for today: – Having a family that loves me – My aunt taking care of my grandparents – Unexpectedly running into friends […]

Focus on today. If you win today, you win everyday.

Being grateful takes work

Trust me, I am well aware of how lucky I am. I live in a nice house with a loving, dedicated and supportive husband. I have a job that I love. I enjoy the foods I eat, and I have food to eat. But it’s so easy to get caught up in the routine, the […]

2011 Photo Shoot – Part 5

Photos taken by the gorgeous Claudia Regina, from Curitiba, Brazil. Unfortunately, she has decided to remove her profiles from all social media platforms, so I can’t link her. ๐Ÿ™ I absolutely love these photos. I also miss the hair. ๐Ÿ˜‰ […]

3 things Iโ€™m thankful for today: – Iโ€™m able to stay warm in the winter – I can talk to my family even if theyโ€™re really far – Netflix and chill with the hubby […]

The Three Strike Rule

Moving to a new country all by yourself is kinda tough. You don’t have any friends so you rely on your (new) husband to connect you with his friends’ wives. Which is fine, and you meet a lot of people like that, but honestly not everyone you meet will be bestie material. I went through […]

2011 Photo Shoot – Part 4

Photos taken by the gorgeous Claudia Regina, from Curitiba, Brazil. Unfortunately, she has decided to remove her profiles from all social media platforms, so I can’t link her. ๐Ÿ™ I absolutely love these photos. I also miss the hair. ๐Ÿ˜‰ […]

When life gives you lemons, kick it in the nuts and go get yourself a steak.

Is your grass greener than mine?

I love my job. I really do. I have incredible coworkers and an amazing boss who actually cares about his employees and their happiness. But there are some things I don’t love about it. For example: It forces me to live a mostly sedentary live Don’t get me wrong, I’m not tied to a chair […]

2011 Photo Shoot – Part 3

Photos taken by the gorgeous Claudia Regina, from Curitiba, Brazil. Unfortunately, she has decided to remove her profiles from all social media platforms, so I can’t link her. ๐Ÿ™ I absolutely love these photos. I also miss the hair. ๐Ÿ˜‰ […]

Simplify

A few weeks ago I had a bit of a breakdown. I guess I sort of knew it was coming: I felt like I needed time for myself to think, recharge, do my own thing, do nothing. Like there was a lot on my plate that I wasn’t able to handle, and that I was […]

2011 Photo Shoot – Part 2

Photos taken by the gorgeous Claudia Regina, from Curitiba, Brazil. Unfortunately, she has decided to remove her profiles from all social media platforms, so I can’t link her. ๐Ÿ™ I absolutely love these photos. I also miss the hair. ๐Ÿ˜‰ […]

How I ended up a carnivore

I follow a somewhat unusual way of eating. It’s somewhere between a couple of different “diets” so it doesn’t quite have an official name, I guess. But I’m not the only one who does it, so it does have nicknames. The most popular one is #ketovore. So what the heck is #ketovore, and how did […]

2011 Photo Shoot – Part 1

Photos taken by the gorgeous Claudia Regina, from Curitiba, Brazil. Unfortunately, she has decided to remove her profiles from all social media platforms, so I can’t link her. ๐Ÿ™ I absolutely love these photos. I also miss the hair. ๐Ÿ˜‰ […]

The title culture

You think you know where I’m going with this. You’re wrong. The other day, a page I follow on Facebook posted an article that I thought would be worth clickingย  – you know, so I could read the actual content. A couple of other people had already liked the post and commented on it – […]

I don’t feel for you

Someone on my Facebook feed posted that “it sucks to be a side chick on holidays” and it sparked this huge rant in my head. There are so many things that I don’t like about this post. The passive aggressiveness, the publicity of it (what the hell happened to privacy?), and most importantly the fact […]

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Are you even a coder?

Here’s something you might not know about me: I’m a frond end web developer. And, as such, sometimes I need to work on code that someone else created. In today’s edition of “things that make me want to punch people in the throat”: Poorly formatted code. Seriously, how can you even find anything? Don’t you […]

Snowed in

Peaceful So pretty Looks like someone had a party in our backyard list nightโ€ฆ […]